Eugene Porunov: holding the 2018 World Cup will not only raise the status of Yekaterinburg, but also will give a powerful impetus to the development of the city as a wholeThursday, 10 November 2011, 19:50
Head of Ekaterinburg - Chairman of the Yekaterinburg City Duma Eugene Porunov on Thursday, 10 November 2011, attended the opening reception of citizens - residents of the Kirov district. The head of the city took everyone who signed up to see him, and answered their questions.
Inhabitants of the Kirov district interested in the most different topics: from utilities, landscaping and construction to development of the city. Thus, an activist of the NGO "Club of veterans of war, labor and sports" Leonid Senokosov turned to Eugene Porunovu with the question of what is being done in Yekaterinburg for the preparation for the World Cup in 2018. In particular, the honored sportsman worried about the fact that today is available at the Central Stadium seats less than the amount of visual necessary minimum, the requirements of FIFA.
Eugene Porunov said that all the technical issues, which today is solved. "The main thing - to get an official confirmation that the World Cup will be held in Yekaterinburg, really. We, in turn, do their utmost to ensure that this international event held on the territory of the Ural capital. After all, it's not just international prestige - all the infrastructure to be set up for the championship, will be here in Yekaterinburg, which means that it will be able to use the inhabitants of the city ", - said the Head of Ekaterinburg.
So, now actively being reconstructed SC "Ural", which may be used as a training base for one of the teams participating in the World Cup. Several years ago, in the sports complex have been renovated swimming pool, gyms, locker rooms and other specialized facilities indoor complex. Last year, in an outdoor stadium "Ural", a large artificial field where you can play football all year round. This year, on the football field installed a new lighting system, and the next is planned to establish a new spectator stands.
Enjoy all this infrastructure can and pupils of specialized youth sports schools, and adult professionals and, of course, football fans, which has a great variety of Yekaterinburg.
As noted by Eugene Porunov, it is only a specific example, and in fact the city is planned large-scale reconstruction of the road network, a substantial expansion of urban infrastructure and more. "Implementation of the championship we will give a powerful impetus to the development of the city, we are very interested in this event and we will do everything we can to make it not just passed in our city, and passed at the highest level", - said the head of the city.